sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Queensland championship at Hamilton Island

Queensland championship at Hamilton Island

''Club Marine' Glenn Bourke; Rod Jones; Greg Mcallansmith - ZHIK SB3 Worlds 2011'    ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

A recent fourth place in World SB3 championship in England suggests the talented crew of skipper Glenn Bourke, Rod Jones and Greg MacAllansmith should be the pacesetters in the Queensland championship at Hamilton Island.

Glenn Bourke has proved his skill as one of Australia’s foremost one design racing sailors having represented Australia at the Olympics raced in The Americas Cup besides winning four World Laser championships.

He has formed a strong association with the Sunshine Coast’s Rod Jones and Greg MacAllansmith as the trio prepares to contest the World championship over the physically demanding waters off Hamilton Island in December 2012.

The Club Marine/Hamilton Island racing team have shown their tactical ability to successfully ‘step up to the plate’ after they gained Australia’s best ever World championship result.

There is an element of confidence however the 12 other crews representing Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales also have the proven credentials that are capable of winning the 12 race championship.

Queensland’s World champion Olympic 470 class helmsman Matthew Belcher and his Beijing Olympic Gold Medal winning crew mate Malcolm Page have teamed up with Sydney Olympian Ian Brown.

Both Matthew Belcher and Malcolm Page winners of the 2012 London Games test event at Weymouth earlier this month will be tactically conditioned to enter into a speed sailing test of skill and endurance.

'We are facing a very formidable group of successful one-design racing crews including the former World Dragon class champion Nick Rogers from Tasmania' Rod Jones said.

The international champion from the cold climate port of Hobart is not the only potential challenger with the former Australian 505 champion Phil Gray from the Sunshine Coast also ranked among the skippers who have the experience and the tactical racing knowledge capable of extending the skills of Glenn Bourke, and Matthew Belcher.

However the experience gained from finishing fourth in the 2011 World championship supports the claim for the Glenn Bourke, Rod Jones and Greg MacAllansmith to be named as the pre-regatta favourite.

But that stands to be challenged when the sails are tensioned off Hamilton Island next week.

There is a strong indication that this title battle will be close with Glenn Bourke claiming he was happy with their World championship result however he remained concerned that the downwind spinnaker sailing skills needing refining.

He is a perfectionist and his results at the international level have been achieved through long hours on the training track to make sure he and the crew are physically and mentally prepared to answer all their challengers.




by Ian Grant

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=87381

8:15 PM Tue 16 Aug 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World





Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT